Research


Academic Associate Program

The Brooklyn Hospital ED is actively involved in novel scholarly work, contributing new knowledge to the field. The Academic Associate Program provides premedical and pre-health undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students an opportunity to engage in clinical research activities in the Emergency Department (ED) at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. The program also provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with ED faculty and staff in a high-acuity healthcare environment and develop relationships with faculty to help students prepare for a career in medicine.

The Academic Associate Program is led by two directors, Sylvie DeSouza, MD, and Billy Sin, PharmD. The program is offered year-round as a two-semester experience. In the first semester, students learn the clinical studies and develop skills to screen potential participants, obtain informed consent where appropriate, interview participants, and collect study data. Students in good standing from the first semester are eligible to continue in the second semester to work individually with a faculty member and study coordinators on a specific research project.

Current Openings

Recent Publications

1. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia in the non-surgical setting: a systematic review. Am J Ther. Accepted December 18, 2017

2.  Intravenous lidocaine for intractable renal colic unresponsive to standard therapy. Am J Ther. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000729. [Epub ahead of print]

3.  The use of intranasal analgesia for acute pain management in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2018;36:310-318

4. Use of intravenous lidocaine for the treatment of acute pain in the emergency department. Ann Pharmcother. 2017;51:923

5. The use of intravenous lidocaine for the management of acute pain secondary to traumatic ankle injury: a case report. J Pharm Pract. 2018 Feb;31:126-129

6. The feasibility and impact of prospective medication review in the emergency
Department. J Pharm Pract. 2018 Feb;31:22-28

7. The use of Ketamine For Acute treatment of pain (KETAFAP): A randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Emerg Med. 2017;52:601-08

8. The use of intravenous acetaminophen for renal colic in the ED. Where do we stand?
Am J Ther. 2017;24:e12-19

9.Intranasal ketamine in subdissociative doses for a 2-year-old. Am J Ther.
2017;24:e497-498

10. Hydrochlorothiazide induced lichen planus in the emergency department: a case report.    J Pharm Pract. 2017;30:266-269

11.  The use of sub-dissociative dose ketamine (SDDK) for the management of sickle cell
crisis. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68:S91

12. The use of intravenous acetaminophen for acute pain in the emergency
department. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23:543-53

13. The use of intravenous lidocaine for renal colic in the emergency
department. Ann Pharmacother. 2016;50:242

14. The use of sub-dissociative dose ketamine in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2015;22:251-7